85 mm Titanite with Chamosite from Sulitjelma

$79.99

ID20796

Location

Stokkviknakken Tunnel, Sulitjelma, Fauske, Nordland, Norway

Size: 85x46x46 mm (87,6 grams)

Description

Several plates of gemmy, yellowish-brown titanite crystals, partly coated.
According to other specimens on Mindat (see link), the dark mineral is Chamosite is identified/analyzed with XRF. The white mineral seems to be etched calcite.

The best Titanites from this find might be some of the best Titanites ever found in Norway.

Stokkviknakken Tunnel, Sulitjelma, Fauske, Nordland, Norway

A road tunnel along the road "Fylkesvei 830", between Finneid and Sulitjelma in the municipality of Fauske. The road is laid on the old railway tracks of the now closed Sulitjelma Railroad. More than 100 specimens of collector-quality titanite specimens were found here in 1991. Specimens from this find were often labelled just "Fauske" or "Sulitjelma".